Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You Need to Know These Things

Some of you are new to the blog.
Some of you have been reading from day one.
Some of you are friends, and just catch up every now and then.
Even if I know you in person, there are probably a lot of things that you don't know about me....
  • I've always wanted brown hair. Like my cousin Elise. But I've never been brave enough to try it. I want a chocolate brown.
  • I don't like pizza. Or eggs. Or lasagna.
  • I love ruffles.
  • I feel very passionate about the work that the Junior League of Winston-Salem has done for the community. I love all of my time spent with that organization. LOVE it.
  • I wear flip flops all year round.
  • I wear hooded sweatshirts all year round.
  • I am wearing a pair of flip flops and a hooded sweatshirt right now.
  • I love ruffles. (I just realized I typed this twice. Must be pretty important, so I left it in.)
  • I want to eat ice cream every day. My favorite kind is the now-extinct One Sweet Whirled by Ben and Jerry's.
  • If my house was on fire and I could only grab one thing, it would be my baby blanket (after the kids and dog. duh.).
  • I've spent most of my life addicted to diet dr pepper. That's an understatement.
  • Last year I gave up soda forever. Hardest thing I've ever done. But now I don't really miss it.
  • All of my kids were born on their due date.
  • I love Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson and Phil Collins.
  • I've met Oprah.
  • I've met Quin Snyder. You probably don't know who that is but it was a lot more exciting for me than meeting Oprah.
  • We just got satellite tv. For the first time since Anna Jane has been a baby we have more than 14 channels. I've spent a lot of time in the last 2 weeks watching General Hospital and Beverly Hills 90210.
  • I love my high school. It is a stellar academic institution. I wish I could send my kids there. We are too far. And too poor.
  • I'm good at catering but not good at hosting. So if you come to a party at my house, you will find me hiding in the kitchen.
  • I trained for a half marathon but sustained a stress fracture a week and a half before my race. So 12 miles was my longest run. Not long enough to stick one of those 13.1 bumper stickers on my car.
  • Anna Jane is named after my mom (Joanna) and my mother in law (Jane).
  • I love carbs.
  • I can count on one hand how many times I've slept through the night over the past 7-8 years. Doesn't have anything to do with the kids.
  • I love Herve Chapelier bags. I WEAR THEM OUT. One time I was looking through my bag for something to write with and pulled out a raw sweet potato. It didn't surprise me but it surprised the friend I was sitting next to. And she's a chef. How has she never found a raw vegetable in the bottom of her bag?
  • I used to be a rock star.
  • I was the leading scorer on my college field hockey team. If you were on my team, you realize why I feel like this was a big deal.
  • I hate to wash dishes by hand. It's gross.
  • Some of my favorite ingredients are almond extract, coconut milk, and basil.
  • I saw John Mayer play at Ziggy's. There were maybe 100 people there. He was so much calmer before anyone knew who he was.
  • I've never lived in an apartment. I bought a house straight out of the dorm.
  • I cried with joy the day I got my kitchenaid mixer. At a bridal shower. From my mom.
  • My sister is tall and has brown eyes and is outgoing. I am short and have blue eyes and keep to myself. We went to the same college and people were always surprised to find out we were sisters.
  • Nothing makes me feel better than having a suntan.
  • I need to transform my basement into a sewing studio. NEED to.
  • One of my greatest friends from home conducted our wedding ceremony and baptized two of our kids. We can't wait to see how the third kid turns out.
  • My favorite flower is the peony.
  • I love bluegrass music.
  • I declined my invitation to become a debutante, I pull the skin off of fried chicken and throw it in the trash, and I order unsweet tea at restaurants. Other than that, I'm a pretty good southerner.

It's funny what comes to mind when you decide to share things with people.
Did you know any of these things about me?


  1. I knew everything except seeing John Mayer and your favorite ingredients. Last week I also pulled a raw sweet potato out of my hand bag! I kid you not! That is really scary!

  2. That's crazy how all your kids where born on their due date! This was a great post, I am still smiling :)

  3. You are so sweet. The way I see it (re the fourth-to-last bullet for those who don't know me), the third child starts with an advantage.

  4. I too think it is CRAZY that all 3 of your kids were born on their due dates.... no one ever does that once, let alone 3 times! Nada

  5. I just found your blog from Sweet Southern Prep and kept reading because I too live in W-S currently! But I loved reading this list - the whole being a good southerner thing, I declined my invitation to debut (sadly to my grandmother's disappointment), and I never knew it was nearly a cardinal sin to not eat fried chicken skin until one of our engagement parties a couple of years ago! Whoops.